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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-04158

The summit crater of Las Pilas volcano (also known as El Hoyo) is 700 m wide and about 120 m deep.  A prominent fumarole on the SE side of the crater emits a steam plume.  Beyond and to the right of Las Pilas is the 900-m-high satellitic cone Cerro Ojo de Agua, itself capped with a 400-m-wide crater.  The diagonal line cutting across from the summit crater of Las Pilas to the lower right was formed during an eruption in 1952. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1981.

The summit crater of Las Pilas volcano (also known as El Hoyo) is 700 m wide and about 120 m deep. A prominent fumarole on the SE side of the crater emits a steam plume. Beyond and to the right of Las Pilas is the 900-m-high satellitic cone Cerro Ojo de Agua, itself capped with a 400-m-wide crater. The diagonal line cutting across from the summit crater of Las Pilas to the lower right was formed during an eruption in 1952.

Photo by Jaime Incer, 1981.

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Las Pilas